Isis Brantley’s Afro Searched For Weapons Additional Screening May Be Required For Clothing, Headwear And Hair (VEDIO), Millions of Americans (91.9 Million Americans Will Travel) are expected to travel during the holidays, many of them via the nation’s airports. But when you’re waiting on weather-delayed flights, standing in those long security checkpoint lines or dealing with grumpy fellow passengers, just be thankful you’re not having a day like Isis Brantley had.
Dallas resident Isis Brantley said she was stopped on Monday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta after she went through security.
She said an agent asked her if someone had checked her hair. She said no one had and continued on her way. She then heard someone yelling as she went down the escalator to catch her flight.
"I just heard these voices saying, 'Hey you, hey you, ma'am, stop. Stop -- the lady with the hair, you," she said.
She said the experience was very humiliating.
"I was outraged," Brantley said. "I was humiliated. I was confused."
TSA said in a statement. "Additional screening may be required for clothing, headwear or hair where prohibited items could be hidden. This passenger left the checkpoint prior to the completion of the screening process. She was offered but refused private screening."